openvswitch vs. linux bridge network deployment

asked 2016-11-06 14:40:03 -0600

laurentiusoica gravatar image

Hello,

In the OpenStack official networking guide, there are 2 options to deploy self-service networks:

What is the benefit of using OVS over Linux Bridge ? The OVS flow diagrams looks more complex compared to the Linux Bridge one.

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There are a few advanced networking features that require OVS as mechanism driver (sorry I have no list right now). An Openvswitch bridge can be controlled with OpenFlow. In many cases, however, Linuxbridge is probably a suitable solution. By the way, why don't you use Newton documentation?

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2016-11-06 19:07:33 -0600 )edit

I have specific requirements for Liberty.

laurentiusoica gravatar imagelaurentiusoica ( 2016-11-07 02:26:23 -0600 )edit